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by mayor michael bloomberg. evers and restaurant groups call the ban unconstitutional and that burden small businesses. the ban, scheduled to go into effect in march, makes it illegal for new york city's restaurants to sell standard sugary drinks larger than 69 ounces of an effort to combat obesity. although could be in stores like 7- eleven which sells large trees are exempt. the ban as mayor bloomberg latest initiative to try to improve public health. during his tenure he's out of smoking in bars and restaurants, require chain restaurants those calorie counts, and andy is a trans fat in food preparation. >> more than half the senate is urging quick approval of the keystone x l oil pipeline. this pressure comes just days after president obama m. promise in his inaugural address to respond to the threat of climate change. 53 senators signed a letter yesterday that says the nebraska's governor governor's approval of a revised route through his state was the private completely in the president's hands. the senators said the pipeline should be a keeper president obama as energy policy. >> we h
at gabby giffords has super pac, michael bloomberg, mayor bloomberg has a super pac spending a lot of money. nra was not very effective they had a lot of losses of people they back in a big way. didn't win in congress. >> the president's approval ratings are higher than at any time since he was first elected. >> and the polls are with the president. but you make the most important point. nra has had this game all to themselves. they have been able to play it with no money in the game, on the side of people who wanted some sense of gun safety. now with people like gabby giffords, people who can attract funds and target them strategically i think the game is -- >> the president has the national -- we have more power than nra but i believe you were right from the standpoint and being a person who makes laws people should come to this table find out what they do agree on instead of politicizing it. it is a political issue. i think leaders should come together and stop the bipartisan -- with enyou have the nra saying we're against an assault weapons ban, against everything. to me the nra has bec
it up. bob, i would like your opinion on this. the ncaa, they initially stood with michael bloomberg when he announced the new york soda ban but now they joined lawsuit against the city. big soft drink companies, got naacp to stand with them, in the lawsuit, saying that the ban is racist. >> bob: here is the problem, with naacp. they receive a lot of money from soft drink industry for other things they are doing and the programs that were funded. king and spalding is doing it pro bono for naacp. they should step back and let somebody else take it who does not have a direct conflict with the soft drink industry. >> eric: why does the naacp get money from soft drink industry? >> bob: coca-cola gives enormous money for research. >> dana: research and also they run fitness programs, after-school programs in urban centers. >> andrea: this law isn't racist. it's stupid. this is one of the dumbest thing that bloomberg has ever done. i like to see the groups going after each other. the dem on dem violence is fun to watch. but this law is just dumb. period. i mean, it's one of block block's i
michael bloomberg is behind me and me, he was coy over their consulting. have i get an idea for you guys. melissa: i love me, and i hate taxes. there's nothing good about this story. how- melissa: just a stupid story. you're calling it as it is. >> i don't like me. think of all right. i honestly, did come into this. is this too much of the strain. we will defer to you guys. melissa: slap a carbon tax on anything. in the obviously are going to. why pick me? >> the whole thing is made up anyway. to give me started on your carbon taxes. a huge source of revenue. in the -- in his course of life, he spent years railing against the oil companies, and he just sold out. melissa: i feel like michael blumberg was behind this. melissa: i bet both of them. so this was interesting. apparently the italian mafia is infiltrating the renewable energy businesses the government offers billions in subsidies for wind and solar development. crime families are reporting land and then pressuring the owners to sell or offering long-term leases. and local officials are bribes. obviously, to expedite the approval.
to get your own small slice of the big apple. introducing micro apartments. new york city mayor michael bloomberg brought us so many great innovations. announcing my micro new york, winner of adapt new york city contest. the goal was to come up with the most space efficient apartment design. here is break down itty bity details is the part of the development team. we've been talking about it in the office. everyone loves it. it was on twitter. everyone is abuzz because it seems almost impossible for a person to live in 250 square feet. how small is that? what is a normal studio or one bedroom. >> first ask, are you new yorker this. melissa: i am. i'm a new yorker. i live in a small space. there is lot of upside. you don't keep a lot of junk. you throw out more because you don't have a lot of space but 250 square feet is small. >> it is small. most of the units are larger. average is 285 and range up to 370. but they're definitely small. melissa: what was the biggest challenge. >> my wife and i who is my partner when we lived in new york in 1999 we lived in 350 square foot apartment. kno
on large agree drinks. also spearheaded by mayor michael bloomberg. beverage and restaurant group called the ban unconstitutional and added burdens small businesses. >> the ban, scheduled to go into effect in march, makes it illegal for new york city restaurants to sell a sugary drinks large and 16 ounces. all in an effort to combat obesity. but it does not apply to stores like 711. which seldom made georgesell thf large drinks. >> the fine for doing so as $200. the ban is mayor bloomberg latest initiative to try to improve public health. >> during his tenure, the outlawed smoking in bars and restaurants, regard chain restaurants to pose kalikow, and ban the use of trans fat in food preparation. >> investigators say there is no time line for when the drdeamliner to return to flight. the faa are still trying to figure out the cause of the electrical problems at a crowded boeing 787 dreamliner fleet around the world. the national transportation safety board work with manufacturers in arizona and running a series of new test of their lives battery systems. a battery related to fire on the t
they're doing it not because of race but because of economic fairness. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's plan would but a limit to 16-understand drink in restaurants, sports games, street carts, and movie theaters. it results in $4.7 billion in annual health care costs. 60% of which is paid by the city. >> our administration refuses to stand on the sidelines while millions of our fellow new yorkers struggle with the health implications of being overweight or obese. >> reporter: but the naacp says the mayor's approach is not right. >> the mayor sometime decided that an issue that is important to him should be just a this way or no hazel dukes is the presid. >> the decision is -- >> people can say what they want to. we are on the side of fairness. >> the lawsuit contents the sugar ban is unfair because it affects supermarket and convenience stores. >> why do you think the big chains are left out? >> they have political power. >> the city's commissioner did not comment on cram but they did give this statement. the obesity crisis calls for bold action. this regulation will help t
drink companies have a new ally in their soda war with the mayor, michael bloomberg, of new york. the new york chapter of the naacp, an organization that has close ties with coca-cola, coca-cola funds some of their programs, "the new york times" reports that attorneys for coca-cola wrote in an naacp court filing that supports blocking the supersize soft drink ban. the city health department says since obesity rates are higher in the african-american community the ban would be beneficial. that ban goes into effect come march. it is surprising that the naacp would weigh into this debate. you know, you and i have had this debate a bunch of times about the size of these sodas at a time when the people who are really suffering with obesity are african-americans and latinos. >> the same thing happened when you saw potential increasing of taxes on cigarettes. it happened in chicago where you had business groups, the black chamber of commerce, they said, oh, this is going to hurt small businesses but then the argument was, wait a minute, when you look at cancer rates among african-americ
this not because of race but because of economic fairness. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's plan approved by the board of health in september would put a 16 ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at restaurants, sports games, street carts and movie theaters. it's just one of his responses to the city's 24% obesity rate which result in $4.7 billion in annual health care cost 60% of which is paid by the city. >> our administration refuses to stand on the sidelines while millions of our fellow new yorkans struggle with the health implications of being overweight or obese. >> reporter: but the naacp says the mayor's approach is not right. >> the mayor sometimes decides that an issue that is important to him should just be this way ahis way or no way. >> the impression is you could be on the side of coca-cola and the american beverage association here. is that right? >> people can say what they want to. we are on the side of fairness. >> the lawsuit contends the sugary drink ban is unfair because it exempts supermarkets in many convenience stores while including most local nei
in their soda war with new york mayor michael bloomberg. "the new york times" says attorneys for coca-cola wrote an naacp court filing that supports blocking bloomberg's super sized soft drink ban. the city's health department says since obesity rates are higher in the african-american community would benefit from keeping the supervise ban which goes into effect in march. >> here we go. fallout from the lance armstrong, big sitdown interview with oprah, kicking into high gear. the los angeles times reporting on a class-action lawsuit against armstrong and his book publishers. the plaintiffs, what they say is they thought they were reading about a guy who beat cancer and raced to the top of the cycling world without doping. but now they feel like the entire read was a rip-off and the fact was in fact fiction. they want their money back. the lawsuit says more than 100 plaintiffs could join in. >> i'm no lawyer but it's interesting at least. >> it's absolutely interesting. i don't think this is the first lawsuit we were expecting to read about. >> all right. for an expanded look at our top stories,
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